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Product Details

  • Series: Leonard the Great
  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453628487
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453628485
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,353,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A wonderfully written side story to the Arthurian legend with never-considered twists, fun details and tremendous heart. Leonard is a marvelous hero-in-the-making and Mantooth is the first dragon in a long time who really deserves a hug." -- Carolyn Hennesy, Author of the Pandora series

"Dragonfriend starts with a chuckle then quickly develops into a brave quest, climaxing in a truly epic battle between knights, dragons and fiends from Hell. Honestly, what more could you want?" -- Keith Robinson, Author of the Island of Fog Series


"... a smart, sassy tale of knights and dragons that rockets the entire clanky genre into the 21st Century for savvy (and perhaps a little jaded) readers. -- Steve Kaye, Author of Valley of Hate by Clay Burnham

About the Author

Roger Eschbacher is a professional television animation writer who's worked for Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. He's also written two children's picture books, "Road Trip", and "Nonsense! He Yelled," both for Dial Books.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he now lives in California with his family and a crazy dog named Lizzy.

More About the Author

Roger Eschbacher is an Emmy Award nominated television animation writer who's worked for Disney, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, The Hub, and Cartoon Network.

In addition to "Dragonfriend," his debut middle-grade fantasy adventure novel, he's also written two children's picture books, "Road Trip," and "Nonsense! He Yelled," both for Penguin.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he now lives in California with his family and two crazy Border Terriers.

To learn more about what Roger is up to, please visit www.rogereschbacher.com.

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This book is fun, funny and quite an adventure!
heather sutherlin
This is a wonderful story with interesting twists on details of the Arthurian legend.
Katharina Gerlach (Indie Autorin)
A wonderfully fun and imaginative book that is perfect for kids and adults.
John Hartnett

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ann on June 16, 2012
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What a fun read! Camelot is no longer just about King Arthur his knights and Merlin. There is a new hero in town. Leonard is a bright young boy who who ends up on a quest full of adventure, humor, a little gore and just a touch of romance. He is mature in a lot of respects but there are several instances (funny and sad) that remind us that he is just a kid. From fairies to the creatures from the underworld, the array of mythical beasts is great. I grew attach to Leonard and can't wait for the next book. Though this is a juvenile book that would attract both boys and girls, I highly recommend it for us big kids.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By heather sutherlin on June 4, 2012
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Marvelous work by the fabulous Roger Eschbacher! This book is fun, funny and quite an adventure! Although he begins with a well-known legend in the form of Camelot, the author takes the reader into a whole new realm of creatures and magic we have not seen before. Even some of the most vicious creatures are creative and endearing in this version of the fabled kingdom.

I know boys and girls alike will find this story fascinating and fun. My daughter might complain that it gets a bit "yucky" during the battle scenes, but not more than would cause any normal fifth grade boy to yell out "cool!" as he reads through it. In turn, the boy in my house might not appreciate the innocent crush Leonard has on Maiden Glennys, but my daughter will eat it up. A marvelous balance that is hard to create as an author and I believe Eschbacher has done it superbly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Katharina Gerlach (Indie Autorin) on May 21, 2012
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This is a wonderful story with interesting twists on details of the Arthurian legend. Leonard was adventurous without being too brave. Even when his plans didn't turn out the way he had thought, he got back up and tried something new. The only problem was that the story was aimed at middle grade readers in the beginning but at slightly older readers once Leonard entered the magic forest. The tone of the story changed from a humorous one to a much darker, more serious one. This did not stop me from enjoying the novel but might be of interest to other readers. I'm looking forward to the sequel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Papillonchien on March 15, 2013
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Fun fast paced colorful story, inventive, creative twists with heartfelt childlike humor and wonder. Roger puts life and humble grace in sir Leonard making the underdog a reluctant hero. Loved the tale and awaiting the next book. Bravo!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bill Goyette on February 22, 2012
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Roger has penned a winner here. Dragonfriend moves along quickly, with plenty of action and well developed characters. The story is one of perseverance in the face of danger. Roger brings this adventure alive, painting vivid pictures in one's mind; this story would make a great screenplay. Looking forward to the next in the series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brian Clopper on January 12, 2012
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DRAGONFRIEND is a feisty, fresh take on turning a lowly page into a full-blown hero. Leonard is a decidedly square peg in a time when knights and warriors were completely concerned with being round, as in being invited to sit at the Round Table. Less concerned about being somebody and more about doing the right thing, Eschbacher's hero radiates warmth and sincerity. As a fan of the more whimsical takes on King Arthur and his court, I loved this book. It moves at a swift pace and really puts the romp back into fantasy adventure while eschewing the pomp so often cluttering up medieval lit. I especially liked Leonard's interactions with the dragons and the delightful Piffle whose chutzpah will charm your socks off. I eagerly await the next volume of this fine, upstanding series. Way to go, Roger!

Brian Clopper
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John D. Adams on December 21, 2011
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Dragonfriend is the kind of book you want to tell your friends about. I'll allow the other reviewers to talk about the story; I don't wish to give anything away. Suffice it to say that if you like adventure, humor and a bit of magic all wrapped up in a medieval tale, you will love Dragonfriend.

Roger Eschbacher is a funny man who has written a charming and entertaining novel. His characters do not hide behind a lot of magical effects, and the humor and humanity shine through. Leonard is a timeless character who just happens to live in Arthurian times. Mantooth the dragon manages to be both frightening and utterly appealing.

Life lessons are learned by young and old, good and evil deeds are done with wit and charm, and a quest has rarely been so much fun.

A tale of honor, chivalry and the never-ending battle between good and evil makes Dragonfriend a great read, and a great gift.

Cheers to Mr. Eschbacher. Let's hope Book II comes soon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott Bury on November 25, 2011
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Leonard the Great, Book One: Dragonfriend, has everything a middle-grade Arthurian fantasy needs: magic, romance, action, sword-fighting, a princess, monsters, lots of dragons and, the most important item of all, a regular kid who makes good.

Leonard is a simple page, serving the worst knight in the kingdom, Sir Ronald the Mediocre. When Leonard finds a depressed dragon, he devises a brilliant plan that will make his master famous for his bravery and skill in battle. Like all brilliant plans hatched by teenage boys, it goes spectacularly awry. From that point, the pace never lets up as Leonard finds he not only has to rescue the hapless Sir Ronald, he must pass through a dangerous enchanted forest to the home of the dragons to execute another brilliant plan that will save Camelot. Or destroy it.

Dragonfriend plays with all the conventions of the Arthurian fantasy, and Eschbacher does it skillfully and with a lot of humour. I found myself smiling and laughing, when I wasn't on the edge of my seat. The characters were vividly drawn and rang absolutely true. We've all met these people in our own lives.

It's a quick, easy and enjoyable ride, and I'm looking forward to the next installment in the Leonard the Great saga.
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